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News number: 9106061862

13:56 | 2012-09-05

Culture

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Leader's Aide: Islamic Culture Main Impediment to Unipolar World

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi hailed the growing wave of Islamic Awakening in the region, and said Islamic culture is now the only impediment to the hegemonic powers' plans for creating a unipolar world.



"At present, Islamic culture is the only force which can prevent the creation of a unipolar world desired by the US and the Zionist regime," Rahim Safavi said in Tehran on Wednesday.

He underlined the necessity of unity among Muslims to prevent creation of a unipolar world, and said, "If a united Islamic Ummah is shaped, the Muslim countries can pursue their individual interests through collective actions and activities and once this happens, the arrogant powers will not be able to stage a power show among the regional states."

His remarks alluded to the recent revolutions in the regional states inspired by the spread of the Islamic Awakening. Since the beginning of 2011, the Muslim world has witnessed popular uprisings and revolutions similar to what happened in Iran in 1979.

Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January, which was soon followed by a revolution which toppled US-backed Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in February.

Libya was the third country touched by the Islamic Awakening. Libyans also embraced victory after months of bloody campaign against the country's dictator, Muammar al-Qaddafi.

Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have since been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdown on demonstrations to silence their critics.

In Yemen, although the people have toppled the dictator and elected a president, the revolution still continues as allies and family members of the former dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, still hold key posts in the country and have not been brought to justice.